West Ham United Academy Second Chance programme - Chadwell Heath

OVERVIEW

COURSE
A 2-year, full-time education and football development programme for 16-18 year olds. 

Year 1 - BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport
Year 2 - BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport

UCAS POINTS
Up to 280

LEAGUE
Conference Youth Alliance and chance to play in the FA Youth Cup

COST
FREE for 16-18 year olds - There will be a subsidised cost for purchasing training kit

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
3 GCSES A-C or 8-4 preferably one Maths or English

FOOTBALL TRAINING
West Ham Foundation

EDUCATION PROVIDER
SCL Education Group

COURSE START DATE
September 2018

LOCATION
West Ham United First Team Training Ground, Chadwell Heath, Saville Road RM6 6DT. 

EXIT ROUTES
Access to University, Apprenticeships, play professional and semi-professional football,  Football coaching, Sport, Leisure and Fitness jobs.

 

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TRIALS

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. BOOK YOUR TRIAL
    • Select your chosen Academy and Book trial
    • Provide the information requested

  2. ATTEND TRIAL
    • Demonstrate your skills
    • Successful players will be offered an interview

  3. INTERVIEW
    • One hour Education interview
    • Your chance to ask any questions about the education programme and show your passion for sport

  4. PRESENTATION
    • For you and your parents
    • Hear about the Education and Football programme
    • Meet the SCL teachers and Academy coaches
    • Understand your exit routes when you graduate from the academy
    • Ask any questions

If successful you will be given a conditional offer and then accepted depending on your results in August.

EDUCATION

Players will study a variety of nationally-recognised qualifications within sport, coaching and fitness managed by SCL. 

  • Year 1 - BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport
  • Year 2 - BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport

Where required students will study Maths and English GCSE or Functional Skills.

SCL Education Group is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of education through sport

  • Government approved post-16 private education provider
  • Experts in the field of sport and education delivery with over 15 years' experience
  • Nationally recognised for high quality advice and guidance 
  • Programmes delivered in real sports environments 
  • Proven Progression routes

DIGITAL LEARNING

In addition to classroom based learning delivered by our outstanding teachers and training by highly qualified coaches, students will have access Pro-VLE, our Digital Learning Environment. Pro-VLE has been specifically designed to create a personalised, first class, digital learning experience for our students and has been tailored to support their education and development.

  • Access study resources any place and at any time
  • Simple submission of assignments online
  • Students can interact with their class, teachers and coaches using Yammer
  • Direct access to timetables, learner plans and emails 
  • Immediate access to tutor support
  • Coaches will share Football performance and grades directly with students online
  • A section of the Pro-VLE solely dedicated to information, advice and guidance on Career Progression
  • Policies, Procedures, bursary forms and safeguarding information available at the click of a button
  • FREE Microsoft Office 365

FOOTBALL

  • Play in the Football in the Conference Youth Alliance and chance to play in the FA Youth Cup
  • Daily training from highly qualified FA coaches
  • Guidance on individual football fitness
  • Nutritional advice
  • Regular appraisal to monitor development both on and off the pitch

There will be a subsidised cost for purchasing training kit at the start of the season. Further details about this will be provided upon the player’s acceptance into The Football Academy.

The West Ham Academy Second Chance Programme is for 16-18 year olds looking to become a professional footballer and creates an elite combination of education and football to become a well-rounded professional.

TERRY WESTLEY – ACADEMY DIRECTOR

“For any player who has potentially fallen out of an Academy, this is a fantastic chance for them to find their way back into the system.”

DAVE HUNT– HEAD OF ACADEMY RECRUITMENT

“Having both the footballing and educational aspects to the programme, we are able to create well-rounded footballers ready for the next phase of their careers.”

WHUF coaching has been developed using the West Ham Academy philosophy of learning to play the ‘West Ham Way’. West Ham United Football Club have a proven track record in nurturing and producing talented players through our outstanding Football Academy set up. We have produced players such as Joe Cole, Frank Lampard, Michael Carrick, Jermain Defoe, Rio Ferdinand, Mark Noble, James Tompkins and Jack Collison in recent years. Today there are over 100 players in the Premier and Football League who are products of the West Ham Academy.

THE COACH

JIM HAMPSHEIR

Jim has been at the West Ham United Academy for over 20 years in both a head coaching and recruitment role. Jim has been fortunate to be at the club and see a large number of incredible players come through the Academy of Football which include Frank Lampard, Rio Ferdinand, Jermain Defoe and more recently Mark Noble and James Tompkins.

Jim is now very excited with the prospect of developing more future stars for the club via the route of the ‘Second Chance Programme’ at West Ham United Academy. Jim wants to urge any talented young players to apply for a place and if successful who knows where you may end up.ity by offering coaching sports and other initiatives within local schools.

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Location

The Football Academy will be based at West Ham United First Team Training Ground, Chadwell Heath, Saville Road RM6 6DT. 

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  • Having both the footballing and educational aspects to the programme, we are able to create well-rounded footballers ready for the next phase of their careers. Dave Hunt – Head of Academy Recruitment

  • For any player who has potentially fallen out of an Academy, this is a fantastic chance for them to find their way back into the system. Terry Westley – Academy Director

  • SCL is an employer partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.

  • SCL are pleased to announce that they are Finalists for the Apprenticeship Provider of the Year!

  • SCL are an Ofsted registered Childcare provider.

  • SCL have partnered with De Montfort University to launch a Sports Coaching Degree programme,

  • The Flame Awards are the largest celebration of innovation and excellence from across the sector.

  • SCL are strategic partners with UKactive.

  • EU EFS

  • Matrix

  • Traineeships are a stepping stone to future success for young people, businesses and the wider economy.

  • Our Saturday Soccer Coaches are FA qualified, Level 2 and above

  • SCL's School Sport Apprenticeship programme has been designed specifically to give those wanting a career in coaching and physical education the skills, knowledge and qualifications to help make it happen.

  • SCL were awarded an Ofsted outstanding in 2015 for their Holiday Activities.

  • HITZ is Premiership Rugby’s award-winning education and employability programme.

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